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Geotags on Instagram- Your Family is at Risk!

April 14, 2016 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - 1 Comment - 2 min read

Geotags on Instagram- Your Family is at Risk!

April 14, 2016 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - 1 Comment - 2 min read

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If you are a mother to any child who is on social media, a shop owner or any type of social media influencer PLEASE read the following! Have you ever heard of Geotags on Instagram? Well if not then chances are you have put yourself in danger and possibly put your family at risk.

Geotags on Instagram are simple. If they are turned on, every time you post an image to Instagram the geotag will pin your exact location on a map and combines them all together for ANYONE to see on an easy to view map. I don’t know about you but 90% of my posting is done from home which means your home address can is listed on your social media for everyone and anyone to see. Online stalkers are one of the many people you have to worry about getting their hands on your home address. If you want to keep your home address private and your family safe, make sure your geotags are turned off.

Here is how you can delete your current geotagged locations:

Click on “tear drop” looking icon your main profile page on the Instagram app (this is to the left of the “tagged photos” icon) > zoom in to each picture or batch of pictures > Tap Edit & deselect all you want removed > Hit Done.

Here is how you can turn off geotags permanently. You will still need to delete any current geotags but this will prevent them from geotagging on future posts:

On your iPhone home screen got to “Settings” >  Scroll through apps and click on “Instagram” > Click on “Location” > select “NEVER”

I hope this will bring attention to geotags and how dangerous they can be for any person who has a public account on Instagram. Please share this link with friends, family, shop owners, IG brand reps, mothers with children on Instagram and whoever else would benefit from knowing about Geotags on Instagram!

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Xo Noelle

 

 

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  • Tricia April 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Good advice! Thank you for sharing. Myself and many of my friends post photos of their children on Instagram and you can never be too safe!

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    Hello! Noelle here! I am the owner + creator of this blog. I am the wife to an amazing man and mother to 4 children under 5! Two incredible little girls who are 16 months apart and TWIN baby boys! They all keep me very busy to say the least but I have learned to embrace the chaos! They say children don’t allow you to be lazy and I couldn’t agree more! I love my family, decorating, being a total mamarazzi, shopping small, and writing. Here you will find everyday KIDspiration from kids play spaces to room décor, mom life and more. For more about this blog and me hit the “about me section” and keep reading! Welcome and I hope you enjoy what you see!

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